Randy Regier is a contemporary visual artist living in Wichita, Kan. He has exhibited his sculptures, objects and installations in a number of solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Regier’s work primarily pulls from 1950s and 1960s ephemera, with a focus on retro-inspired toys and their packaging. He creates his toys from salvaged parts and pieces from vintage household, scientific and industrial parts.
Regier’s travelling installation “NuPenny” has been moving throughout the United States since 2010. Showing up in vacant storefronts, NuPenny appears to be a full-functioning toy store, filled with Regier’s toys. Although the lights are always on in the building, the doors are always locked. Viewers can only look in at the all gray-scale store scene. After a few months, the installation is taken down and reinstalled in a new location.
The lecture will take place in Epperson Auditorium, which is located in Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus. The event is free and open to the public. His appearance at KCAI is sponsored by the H&R Block Artspace.